San Diego Symphony Summer Pops, Embarcadero Marina Park

4 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
San Diego, Port of
Document Title
San Diego Symphony Summer Pops, Embarcadero Marina Park
Document Type
NOD - Notice of Determination
Present Land Use
Commercial, Industrial, Public Recreation, and Public Facilities (Port Master Plan)

Document Description
The Board of Port Commissioners agreed to modify the existing project description analyzed in the 1993 Subsequent MND (SCH# 1990010787, UPD #83356-MND-211, Port Clerk Document #29911) as follows: (1) the Symphony's Summer Pops concert series will increase from a 17-week seasonal series to a 6-month seasonal series, commencing in April 2007 and ending in October 2007; (2) the total amount of concerts allowed in the season shall be decreased from 85 to 37 concerts, with 26 of these concerts conducted by the Symphony and 11 concerts conducted by Viejas Entertainment; (3) the evening concert series shall be held from 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm, with the exception of a total of four concerts concluding no later than 10:30 pm; (4) Viejas has indicated that they will limit their performances to acts that do no include hard rock-and-roll bands. Viejas has indicated that the bands will include softer rock, pop, jazz, acoustic, and country music; (5) parking spaces for the concert series would be accommodated at the following parking facilities, some of which would require shuttle services: the 1,900 Convention Center Parking Facility; the 900-space Lane Field parking lot at the northwest corner of Pacific Highway and Broadway; and the 1,900 space parking structure at the corner of Harbor Drive and 8th Avenue; (6) the speakers at the venue will be rotated 10 degrees toward the Convention Center per the modeling performed in the Eilar Associates noise report; (7) five symphony concerts and all Viejas concerts will be monitored for sound levels both on site and off site. The maximum sound level allowed is 95 dBA at the "Front of House" mix position, except for a 15 minute segment; (8) exceeding the 95 dBA noise limit or the curfew restrictions will be subject to increasing fines: $5,000 for the first violation; $10,000 for the second violation; and $15,000 for a third violation; (9) three violations of the noise limit or the curfew will trigger a return of the Tidelands Use and Occupancy Permit to the Board of Port Commissioners for reconsideration of the TUOP; (10) the Port will institute an enhanced "hotline" with a reporting mechanism to document and log all calls throughout the concert season and to respond to complaints.

Contact Information
Anna Buzaitis
San Diego Unified Port District
3165 Pacific Highway P.O. Box 120488
San Diego, CA 92112-0488

Phone : (619) 686-6583


San Diego
San Diego
Cross Streets
Embarcadero Marina Park South, 206 Marina Park Way
State Highways
San Diego Bay

Notice of Determination

Approving Agency
San Diego Unified Port District
Approving Agency Role
Lead Agency
Approved On
Final Environmental Document Available at
San Diego Unified Port District 3165 Pacific Highway San Diego, CA 92101


(1) The project will have a significant impact on the environment
(2a) An Environmental Impact Report was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
(2b) A Mitigated or a Negative Declaration was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
(2c) An other document type was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
(3) Mitigated measures were made a condition of the approval of the project
(4) A mitigation reporting or monitoring plan was adopted for this project
(5) A Statement of Overriding Considerations was adopted for this project
(6) Findings were made pursuant to the provisions of CEQA

Disclaimer: The document was originally posted before CEQAnet had the capability to host attachments for the public. To obtain the original attachments for this document, please contact the lead agency at the contact information listed above. You may also contact the OPR via email at or via phone at (916) 445-0613.

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